Monthly Archives: August 2007

Weekend Reading – Money Stories Worth A Look

Why Economists Are Jittery about the Stock Market: “What’s been happening in financial markets over the past few days is something that truly scares monetary economists: liquidity has dried up. That is, markets in stuff that is normally traded all … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Retirement Savings

Many people carry around a money secret that they don’t feel they can tell anyone. I have been gathering people’s money confessions for a few months and sharing them here to give people a glimpse at some of the money … Continue reading

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Should You Be Saving Those Home Improvement Receipts?

A few weeks ago, I discovered a hardware store receipt among some papers my in-laws had given us. Because my father-in-law works in maintenance, I called them to see if he needed the receipt for reimbursement from his job. No, … Continue reading

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Money Confession – ATMs

As part of an ongoing money confession series, I have been gathering money confessions from people after talks I give. These are written anonymously and they give a peak into some of the money secrets that people carry around with … Continue reading

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Earn $10 For Taking Photos of Each Local Retail Store

Looking for a way to earn a few extra bucks for the upcoming holiday season or you know of a college student that needs some extra money this summer? Then this definitely may be something to look into. Google maps … Continue reading

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All in the Timing: Save Money by Buying when Demand Is Low

Sometimes saving money is all about the timing. I’m not talking about saving your eBay bids for the last second of the auction, though that strategy may be helpful in getting lower prices for the things you buy. I mean … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Working

This anonymously submitted money confession is part of an ongoing series that I have been gathering for a few months. The confessions show the many different money secrets that people keep to themselves. This is confession number 31 in the … Continue reading

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How to Save Money at the Dentist – Get a Second Opinion

I have noticed something really strange when it comes to dentists. I generally find that I am unwilling to pay $30,000 for a car when I can find a perfectly good one for much and I am not as concerned … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Artist

This is part of an ongoing series of anonymously submitted money confessions that I have been gathering. I think they help to show the hidden money secrets that many people carry around unknown to others. This is confession number 30 … Continue reading

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Why Getting a Degree Isn’t Always a Sound Financial Decision

The idea of getting a college education for the sake of learning how to think has become passé. Now, young people see college as an investment, thinking, “If I (or my parents) pay to earn a degree now, I can … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Dining Out

This is an ongoing series of anonymously made money confessions that I’m sharing to show the wide variety of money secrets that people keep. This is confession number 29 in the series: “I eat at restaurants that I can’t afford … Continue reading

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Photo Essay – 25 Money Confessions

A few months ago I started to collect money confessions from audience members from talks that I had given. At the end of the talk, I asked people to anonymously write down a money confession that they had not told … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading – Money Articles Worth A Look

For those of you who may have missed it, we’re looking for a couple of new contributors to this blog. If you feel you have an unique opinion about personal finance and enjoy writing, send me an email for more … Continue reading

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10 Ways Working Can Cost You

You’ve probably heard before that it doesn’t always make sense for both adults in a household to work because the second spouse’s income is all taxed at the marginal rate. When childcare costs are factored in, there can be little-to-no … Continue reading

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Money Confession – College

I have placed together a series of money confessions that have been given to me anonymously over the past couple of months. This is confession number 28 in the series: “I spent $80,000 on a college degree I will never … Continue reading

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ING Invite Conversion

Sorry, this invitation is over – I have received 5 invites Wow, that was quick. Look for more of these offers in the weeks to come… Be quick. If you have an ING account, but haven’t been able to convert … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Taxes

I have been collecting money confessions from people I have met over the last couple of months. This is one of those confessions that I thought would be worthwhile sharing. This is confession number 27 in the series: “I haven’t … Continue reading

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Would A La Carte Cable Plans Reduce Cable Bills?

Next to gasoline, cable is the one thing whose price increases I most often hear people complain about. Maybe I hear about it more often because my husband works for Comcast or because cable rates go up even more frequently … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Shopping

This is one of a series of money confessions that have been anonymously given to me by people I have given talks to over the last couple of months. I felt it worthwhile to share the best of these confessions. … Continue reading

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